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International Youth Day on Wednesday

WT24 Desk

The International Youth Day will be celebrated tomorrow in the country as elsewhere in the world, agencies report.  The theme of this year’s International Youth Day is “Youth Civic Engagement”.  In Dhaka, a discussion on the theme will be held at the conference room of the Directorate of Youth Development. State Minister for Youth and Sports Biren Sikder will attend it as the chief guest.

Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports Arif Khan Joy, Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee Zahid Ahsan Russel and Secretary Nur Mohammad will take part in the discussion. On 17 December 1999, the United Nations General Assembly in a resolution endorsed the recommendation of the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth that 12 August be declared International Youth Day.

The International Youth Day 2015 campaign aims at promoting civic engagement and participation of youth in politics and public life, so that young people can be empowered and bring a full contribution to society, development and peace.

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